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Autumn Color Report 2011
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2011/10/27 - Towadako Report
by schauwecker

Lake Towada

This year's last autumn color report from the Tohoku Region comes from Lake Towada and Oirase Stream, a picturesque stream that flows out of the lake and down a densely forested valley.

Lake Towada is a crater lake whose shores remain undeveloped with the exception of Yasumiya, a small town of hotels and ryokan, from where we started our day of reporting with a sightseeing boat ride to Nenokuchi. Colors around the lake have suffered a bit from the strong winds of recent days and have already slightly passed their peak, although they were still beautiful.

Sightseeing boat ride on Lake Towada
Colorful shores enjoyed from the sightseeing boat

After disembarking the boat at Nenokuchi, we followed the popular walking trail down Oirase Stream for about two hours. Green, yellow and brown dominated the valley in terms of colors, while red was surprisingly rare despite the large number of maple trees. According to the tourist information, the autumn colors along Oirase Stream are about to reach their peak.

Oirase Stream
Green and yellow were predominant
A rare dot of red
Oirase Stream
Oirase Stream
Oirase Stream

After finishing our walk, we took a bus back to the town of Yasumiya at the shores of Lake Towada where we enjoyed the attractive lakeside promenade.

On the bus back to Yasumiya
Lakeside promenade at Yasumiya
View from the lakeside promenade

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List of Posts:
2011/12/13 - Tokyo Report
2011/12/08 - Kamakura Report
2011/12/05 - Tokyo Report
2011/12/02 - Kyoto Report
2011/12/01 - Nara Report

2011/11/30 - Kyoto Report
2011/11/29 - Kyoto Report
2011/11/28 - Kyoto Report
2011/11/27 - Tokyo Report
2011/11/27 - Kyoto Report
2011/11/23 - Kanazawa Report
2011/11/22 - Tokyo Report
2011/11/22 - Kyoto Report
2011/11/21 - Miyajima Report
2011/11/20 - Kyoto Report
2011/11/18 - Kyoto Report
2011/11/15 - Tokyo Report
2011/11/13 - Kyoto Report
2011/11/12 - Unzen Report
2011/11/09 - Sakurayama Report
2011/11/08 - Fujigoko Report
2011/11/04 - Kurobe Report
2011/11/02 - Mitakesan Report

2011/10/27 - Nikko Report
2011/10/27 - Towadako Report
2011/10/26 - Hakkodasan Report
2011/10/21 - Fukushima Report
2011/10/20 - Zao Report
2011/10/19 - Naruko Report
2011/10/12 - Nikko Report
2011/10/12 - Oze Report
2011/10/07 - Nasu Report
2011/10/03 - Nikko Report

2011/09/27 - Norikura Report
2011/09/14 - Ginsendai Report
2011/09/13 - Asahidake Report

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